LookUp School Year

The LookUp School Year program is open to students who will be high school juniors during the program year and is offered at no charge to students thanks to the generous support of local corporations, family foundations and individuals. Sessions take place in and around downtown Cleveland and its neighborhoods.


Admission is through a selective application process for students who demonstrate leadership ability, participate in school/community organizations and clubs, exhibit academic soundness, and show self-reliance, independence and initiative. Students must be enrolled in a high school or be home-schooled in Cuyahoga County. In addition to completing the online application, students must supply two non-family references, commit to the attendance policies and gain school and parental approval. Applications are open now through May 31. Contact your school administrator to inquire about applying.

Students who have been approved/selected by their schools to apply can apply now.

Have questions about the Look Up To Cleveland School Year program? Contact the Co-Directors of High School Programs, Maya Smith (216-659-1289) and Patrick Emery (440-666-6982).

  • Class of 2023 Schedule

    The opening retreat is virtual on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All other sessions, including day two of the retreat, are in-person from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Opening Retreat
    October 16 + 17, 2022

    Session 1
    November 16, 2022

    Session 2
    December 8, 2022

    Session 3
    January 24, 2023

    Session 4
    February 15, 2023

    Session 5
    March 28, 2023

    April 27, 2023

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